Cleaning bores/damage??

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by giladad1, May 10, 2003.

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  1. giladad1

    giladad1 Member

    May 10, 2003
    Is it really possible to damage your guns bore by cleaning too aggresively, especially if you are using a bore guide?? If so, what precautions should I take?? M H
  2. Perkules

    Perkules Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2002
    Also use coated ,straight rods so they will not touch the barrel.

    I just recently handlapped a Marlin 1895. Shines like a mirror,never shot this good.
  3. littletoes

    littletoes Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2002
    Don't forget to push that brush through slowly. No need to win any races here.
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Anyone used a montana x-treme nylon brush? Or is there a better nylon brush out there?
  5. Mysticplayer

    Mysticplayer Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    One way to damage a bore is to use a bore brush that is harder then the barrel metal. That is why we almost never use Stainless bore brushes. With nylon or brass brushes, it is impossible to damage the bore unless you are running metal shaving or sand in with the brush.

    As long as you keep your gear clean and use a bore guide, it is pretty much impossible to damage a bore using contemporary cleaners and cleaning equipment.

    If you are experiencing heavy fouling, try strong cleaners like Barnes CR10. If your bore is rough, consider hand lapping with JB non embedding compound or their lapping rouge.

    If instructions are followed, you can't damage your barrel. Remember that no matter how much effort you put behind that rod, you will never equal the 50,000PSI of burning powder and moving bullet.

    Hope that puts things in perspective...

  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have used the Kleen-Bore nylon brushes, very stiff, work well. Never used the montana brush.